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Mitch MaierTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2014 MLB Years: 2006-2012
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-482, CF-234, RF-133, 3B-120, LF-62, C-32, P-27, 1B-10, DH-9Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMitchell William Maier
Height6-2Weight195BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJune 30,1982 [35.357]PlacePetoskey,Michigan
High SchoolNovi (Novi,MI)
CollegeUniversity of Toledo (Toledo,OH)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (30th overall) of the 2003 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$900,000Signing ScoutsJason BryansService Time4.001 (2012)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2004-KCA-#3 ... 2005-KCA-#8 ... 2006-KCA-#8 ... 2007-KCA-#7
MLB DebutSeptember 23,2006 [24.085]
OrganizationsKCA [11] BOS [1] Awards7
TBC Player ID31656Retrosheet IDmaiem001MLBAM ID430574
Pitch Repertoire Changeup (54.17%) -- Knuckleball (25.00%) -- Curveball (16.67%) -- Slider (4.17%)
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed63Power63Contact59XBH54RBIs64Runs67Hitting74Durability60Team.466Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2001University of ToledoMACNCAA-1of1944160337110234341112322301.444.477.5881.0659415178.496.144.231.4576.1812.922.091.6953.3321.13
2002ToledoMACNCAA-1So12of205222160801621443152222531101.362.425.6431.06814232248.361.281.439.4548.8710.081.145.6515.7940.00
2003ToledoMACNCAA-1Jr12of2151194598716296129531960500.448.525.6911.21613427236.431.243.526.51213.143.810.293.8121.5631.03
2003Arizona RoyalsArizRkkca-c2151203417114624573182520304.350.403.507.91010322226.385.157.266.3937.9611.061.390.88101.5030.99
2004Burlington BeesMidwAkca183b228231741952434363410275100143.300.354.432.78613731345.346.132.293.3397.8314.781.891.1679.2532.63
2004Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca233b225117425469231792152921203.264.326.391.7176814194.299.127.253.3157.7314.951.931.5558.0030.43
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         133491661413357534312428021346.287.344.418.76220545539.329.131.279.3317.7914.841.901.3070.1431.91
2005High Desert MavericksCalifA+kca-of2350211427126183261124310315.336.370.583.95312335227.387.247.327.4025.2918.943.583.5226.3849.30
2005Wichita WranglersTexAAkca27of23803225582215749103154720314.255.289.416.70513433342.277.161.230.3034.3913.743.132.0546.0040.24
2005Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         130533971534761581164279030629.287.322.482.80425768569.318.195.268.3424.7515.823.332.6435.5344.44
2006Wichita WranglersTexAAkca12of241385439516635714921312419673918.306.357.473.83025756603.344.167.245.3566.8015.922.342.3238.7933.73
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22rf-lf24513320000002400001.154.267.154.4212015.222.000.154.21313.3326.672.000.000.000.00
2007Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca22of2514054475152295146272338946908.279.320.428.74823348596.307.149.219.3255.5414.932.702.3538.8631.58
2008Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca22of268534557109241941123294213503.316.366.470.83616234383.334.154.264.3647.5710.971.452.3538.3331.19
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35cf26349192611090221822003.286.316.319.63529297.356.033.033.2872.0618.569.000.000.007.69
2009Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca35cf27125181630210118800121.314.400.490.89025560.333.176.333.37813.3313.331.003.3325.5031.25
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca35cf27127341428315333192437647226.243.333.331.66411321397.303.088.235.30210.8319.141.770.76113.6725.30
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca12cf-rf28117373419815653932416804323.263.333.375.70814026421.307.112.225.3159.7416.151.661.1974.6026.53
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca12lf-rf2944951922430710163210101.232.345.337.682327113.344.105.284.31114.1628.322.000.000.0031.82
2012Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca18rf303813225384141721213110212.288.385.424.809569156.343.136.303.35513.4619.871.482.5633.0023.68
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca12cf30326481111272082401100.172.260.313.57320474.231.141.297.25610.8132.433.002.7032.0036.36
2013Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos24cf313111332357032231242600000.310.431.451.8825110137.381.141.372.39417.5218.981.082.1937.6728.57
2014Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca8lf322590142150380093000000.233.303.389.69235899.316.156.256.3099.0930.303.333.0330.0038.10
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter359977122242361410931561122227147414.248.327.344.671336601117.309.096.220.00010.0319.871.980.9097.7024.79
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter78330455109022013173431104392525172013381041.296.350.455.80513843053368.333.159.262.0007.4815.352.052.1741.7133.81
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter3061185197350677321522581151966917314.295.356.445.8015271061332.326.150.261.0008.6314.711.702.4037.0330.29
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter2439551642696112241492315651739312212.282.329.446.775426971044.318.164.241.0006.2316.572.662.3039.7936.06
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter101385671173531149153277231518.304.350.496.84619149421.345.192.294.0006.4117.102.672.6135.0041.88
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8231741952434363410275100143.300.354.432.78613731345.346.132.293.0007.8314.781.891.1679.2532.63
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter51203417114624573182520304.350.403.507.91010322226.385.157.266.0007.9611.061.390.88101.5030.99
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter147575152238426261474886457113902.414.475.6431.11837074662.423.229.410.0009.678.610.893.9322.1231.09
Kansas City Royals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter359977122242361410931561122227147414.248.327.344.671336601117.309.096.220.00010.0319.871.980.9097.7024.79
Average MLB - Per 162 games16244155109166542735110036326.248.327.344.67115227504.309.096.220.00010.0319.871.980.9097.7024.79
Average Minor - Per 162 games16263010618742615892285210743828.296.350.455.80528663697.333.159.262.0007.4815.352.052.1741.7133.81

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca12Rel29000.0010100101.01000000001.009.00------0.00-3.03
2012Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca18Rel30000.0010100101.02200110003.0018.00--9.009.001.00--
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca12Rel30000.0010100101.01000000001.009.00------0.00-3.10
MLB Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter000.0020200202.02000000001.009.00------0.00-0.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.02200110003.0018.00--9.009.001.00--
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0010100101.02200110003.0018.00--9.009.001.00--
Kansas City Royals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter000.0020200202.02000000001.009.00------0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings000.002200220002200220.0220000000001.009.00------0.00-0.00
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings000.002200220002200220.0440440002202200003.0018.00--9.009.001.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2002Johnson City Cardinals AppRksln20P24--16--771.0000.29------240.035.8
2003Arizona Royals ArizRkkca21C32--2722561303297.9809.28-----105162.778.0
2004Burlington Bees MidwAkca223B71--471402013207187.9032.63------8286.650.7
2004Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca223B48--338788128120.9382.50------5194.134.5
2005High Desert Mavericks CalifA+kca23OF48--9363210299.9712.06------5096.034.3
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca23OF79--176431183180.9842.28------8098.856.4
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca233B1---3--331.0003.00------801.30.7
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca24OF133--3331072350343.9802.58------13896.495.7
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24RF22214-1-54.8002.000.19-----540.01.2
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24LF2-8-------------540.01.2
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24DH1---------------520.00.6
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca25OF137--3301133344341.9912.49------14097.995.1
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca26OF85--240731250247.9882.91------85100.059.0
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26CF332321769-1-7069.9862.090.32-----3497.120.4
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26RF41142---221.0000.500.14-----3411.82.5
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca27CF8--24---24241.0003.00------1266.75.6
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca27RF4--8---881.0002.00------1233.32.8
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27CF856559318110-41911911.0002.250.32-----12766.952.5
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27RF3618178461-147471.0001.310.26-----12728.322.2
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27LF171010823---23231.0001.350.21-----12713.410.5
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28CF6558525173311177176.9942.710.34-----11755.640.1
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28RF43403558114-8682.9531.910.23-----11736.826.5
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28LF85465---551.0000.630.11-----1176.84.9
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca281B1-211--221.0002.001.00-----1170.90.6
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29LF11879251--26261.0002.360.33-----4425.06.8
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29RF10553151--16161.0001.600.30-----4422.76.2
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29CF967024---24241.0002.670.34-----4420.55.6
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29P1-11---111.0001.001.00-----442.30.6
2012Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca30RF22--5932-6462.9692.82------3857.915.3
2012Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca301B9--635-768681.0007.56------3823.76.3
2012Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca30CF3--7---771.0002.33------387.92.1
2012Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca30P1---------------382.60.7
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30CF161312630---30301.0001.880.24-----3250.09.9
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30RF62288---881.0001.330.29-----3218.83.7
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30DH5---------------3215.63.1
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30P1-1-------------323.10.6
2013Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos31CF15--351--36361.0002.40------3148.410.5
2013Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos31LF5--7---771.0001.40------3116.13.5
2013Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos31RF4--8---881.0002.00------3112.92.8
2014Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca32LF19--3531-3938.9742.00------2576.013.6
2014Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca32RF2--4---441.0002.00------258.01.4
MLB Totals for CF - 5 season(s)-   CF20816515314771325492490.9962.360.32-----2080.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 6 season(s)-   RF10168649156351164159.9701.570.24-----1010.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF3823241531--54541.0001.420.22-----380.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH6---------------60.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P2-21---111.0000.500.50-----20.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1-211--221.0002.001.00-----10.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF222--5701864594588.9902.65------2220.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF30--7532-8078.9752.60------300.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF26--661--67671.0002.58------260.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B9--635-768681.0007.56------90.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF5--7---771.0001.40------50.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF212--50914103533523.9812.47------2120.00.0
AA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF19--3531-3938.9742.00------190.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF2--4---441.0002.00------20.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---3--331.0003.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF48--9363210299.9712.06------480.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B48--338788128120.9382.50------480.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B71--471402013207187.9032.63------710.00.0
Rk Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C32--2722561303297.9809.28-----10320.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P24--16--771.0000.29------240.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2002Johnson City Cardinals AppRksln2024----------
2003Arizona Royals ArizRkkca21-32---------
2004Burlington Bees MidwAkca22-----71-----
2004Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca22-----48-----
2005High Desert Mavericks CalifA+kca23---------48-
2005Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca23-----1---79-
2006Wichita Wranglers TexAAkca24---------133-
2006Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24------2-2-1
2007Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca25---------137-
2008Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca26---------85-
2008Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26-------334--
2009Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca27-------84--
2009Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27------178536--
2010Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28--1---86543--
2011Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca291-----11910--
2012Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca301-9----322--
2012Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca301------166-5
2013Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos31------5154--
2014Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca32------19-2--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Harwich MarinersCape Cod LeagueCollege20381462137720142391700000.253.297.329.626489155.287.076.1305.8110.971.890.000.0024.32
2006Surprise RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor2423100193551069042000000.350.375.420.795426104.438.070.2003.8519.235.000.000.0017.14
2006Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB241116781304001400000.500.529.9381.46715417.667.438.5005.8823.534.000.000.0050.00
2007Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25915000000000400001.000.000.000.0000015.000.000.0000.0026.670.000.000.000.00
2008Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2627511192002206700000.176.263.216.47911257.205.040.19610.5312.281.170.000.0022.22
2009Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2731641319513173121301201.297.309.547.85635969.320.250.3132.9018.846.504.3521.3347.37
2010Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB282659152853319007601000.475.530.8141.344481167.500.339.45810.458.960.864.4819.6739.29
2011Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB292239102040185211600000.513.620.6921.31227550.594.179.53822.0012.000.552.0039.0025.00
2012Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30274921231051281300111.245.345.347.69217458.324.102.24513.7922.411.630.000.0033.33
2013Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB311626591003204300000.346.433.385.81810130.391.039.26913.3310.000.750.000.0011.11
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs381462137720142391700000.253.297.329.626489155.287.076.1305.8110.971.890.000.0024.32
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs23100193551069042000000.350.375.420.795426104.438.070.2003.8519.235.000.000.0017.14
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs16931963105218758135395602313.329.399.511.91016336363.378.182.32910.7415.431.441.9345.5734.29

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2018Kansas City RoyalsALMLBMLBkca36First Base Coach742252.29718.55Ned Yost
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20011st Team College Freshman All-American (C) ... Mid-American Conference All-Conference (C) ... Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year3
2002Mid-American Conference All-Conference (C)1
20031st Team College All-American (DH) ... Arizona League All-Star (C) ... Mid-American Conference All-Conference (C)3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2016-04-01RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Royals33.275  
2016-01-19RFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract33.203Team Roster on 2016-01-19
2015-11-13RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency33.136  
2015-01-12RFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract32.196Team Roster on 2015-01-12
2014-11-08RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency32.131  
2014-07-22RFKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list32.022Team Roster on 2014-07-22
2014-05-14RFKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured31.318Team Roster on 2014-05-14
2014-05-01RFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract31.305Team Roster on 2014-05-01
2014-04-06RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Cubs31.280  
2013-12-19RFChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.172Team Roster on 2013-12-19
2013-11-05RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency31.128  
2013-09-19RFBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL31.081Team Roster on 2013-09-19
2013-08-08RFBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured31.039Team Roster on 2013-08-08
2013-08-02RFBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL31.033Team Roster on 2013-08-02
2013-07-01RFBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured31.001Team Roster on 2013-07-01
2013-05-30RFBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL30.334Team Roster on 2013-05-30
2013-04-27RFBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured30.301Team Roster on 2013-04-27
2013-04-15RFBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Pawtucket (AAA)30.289Team Roster on 2013-04-15
2012-11-08RFBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract30.131Team Roster on 2012-11-08
2012-11-08RFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentElected free agency30.131  
2012-07-14LF-RFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Omaha (AAA)30.014Team Roster on 2012-07-14
2012-07-04rfKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment30.004Team Roster on 2012-07-04
2012-05-06rfKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActive--29.310Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-04-16InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-09-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-08-21InjuredDisabled -- Facial fractures 
2008-02-18ContractSigned by Royals (1-year) 
2003-06-04Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2003Kansas City Royals-21900,000-------900,000Signing Bonus out of 2003 Draft (1st round - 30th overall)
2006Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll24327,000-74253-2,365,072327,0001,227,000
2008Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll26390,000-75340-2,696,252390,0001,617,000
2009Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll27400,000-72440-2,746,792400,0002,017,000
2010Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll28400,000-75736-2,812,412400,0002,417,000
2011Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll29459,000-55817392,722,607414,0002,876,000
2012Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll30865,0004.00144816512,954,887480,0003,741,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red